13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim review for new Atlus and Vanillaware game! Tactical JRPG & Kaiju!

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Really looking forward to this insanity! Vanillaware and Atlus make unique games that hit sweet spots other JRPG's don't, although, that's a whole other topic. Are JPRG's with Tactical Strategy combat, still considered JRPGS?

3 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

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#2  Edited By csl316

I'm very much looking forward to a new Vanillaware game, I just wish it came out when I wasn't surrounded by new games.

I will take this time to say Muramasa: Rebirth needs more rereleases, as it's the best Vita game outside Spelunky. With some kick ass DLC most people haven't played that'd be ripe for a definitive edition.

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I’ve been curious about this game and then completely forgot about it until I browsed PSN over the weekend. If the reviews seem good I might check it out.

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Didn't know about this game so consider me intrigued. Looks very pretty visually, gotta love that Vanillaware flavor on character models. This trailer does make it look like a side-scrolling otome game which is not exactly a genre I'm into but hopefully the tactical mecha portion is enough of an interesting hook for the different story lines.

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I still had it on my calendar as releasing today and was half excited yesterday before realizing I hadn’t updated it. I went ahead and preordered it on PSN. I’m looking forward to seeing a different setting for Vanillaware. I likely am biting off more than I can chew, as I just grabbed Xenoblade Chronicles last week but excited nonetheless.

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Based on the gameplay it seems like a more tactical overlayed game with a isometricish view but... I don't think people will like that. The combat being mostly in the form of a city view while you view the action in overlayed abstractions of unit location and attack cones. Basically what I am trying to say is you won't see that Vanillaware art that you expect to see Vanillaware gamea during combat unless it's characters portraits or the occasional static image of a mech or a enemy.

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Their last strategy game was...well I think their only other strategy game was their first game: Grimgrimoire, and it's probably my least favorite of what I've played of their catalog. That being said, I'll probably give this a shot; when they hit, they hit. Odin Sphere and Muramasa: Demon's Blade were phenomenal, and Dragon's Crown is very good.

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Yoko Taro: “Vanillaware is like a treasure we must all protect, so you should definitely buy 13 Sentinels. Even just one more copy sold can make a difference. I usually don’t care about whether a game will sell or not. I don’t even care if Atlus ends up closing down one day. But I definitly don’t want Vanillaware to disappear. Japan needs Vanillware.“

Lol his bit about Atlus is the best part

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I got a copy today from my local game store (maybe there's no hard street date, not sure), and have been playing for about 2 hours. It's really good so far! I wish the art style was a bit more pervasive in the battle scenes, as the battle stuff feels pretty barebones from a visual perspective, but the rest of the game has a great style, and the gameplay for the battle scenes is better than I was expecting.

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After watching some gameplay videos after the JP release, I've tempered my expectations.

To boil it down, it's a visual novel broken up with segments of a tower defense game.

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This came out completely out of nowhere and looks completely interesting.

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#14  Edited By Bowl-of-Lentils

I'm very exited to play this game tomorrow. The more I hear about how the story is structure (jumping between multiple protagonists across different periods of time) the more the game sounds a Vanillaware interpretation of 428: Shibuya Scramble, which was one of favorite games I played in 2018.

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I've tried to enjoy Vanillaware's games but they do very little to hook me. I finished Muramasa but it was still insanely repetetive.

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I want a really sharp and crisp version of Muramasa Rebirth on my TV so bad.

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Is this game in HDR or not? Since the PS5 handles HDR in a poor fashion I have no idea of knowing whether it is or not. I would like to just disable HDR when playing the game if it’s not natively in HDR.